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What is the upgrade path for my TippingPoint SMS device?

    • Updated:
    • 11 Apr 2018
    • Product/Version:
    • TippingPoint SMS All
    • Platform:
    • All SMS
Summary
This bulletin provides information on what is required to upgrade the TippingPoint Security Management System (SMS) device.

Important: Ensure that you read the release notes associated with the operating system software update package on the Threat Management Center (TMC) website. The release notes contain information that may make the difference between a successful software update and an unsuccessful software update.
Details
Public
Before you download and install a new version of SMS software, make note of the following:
 
  • Installing a new version of SMS causes the SMS server to reboot and close all client connections.
  • When the SMS Server is unavailable during the reboot process, the availability and operations of TippingPoint devices managed by SMS are unaffected. IPS and other devices continue to operate as usual and without interruption.
  • When you upgrade the SMS server, you will be unable to connect to the server through the SMS client until you have upgraded the SMS client software. However, you can view detailed upgrade status from the local VGA console.
  • SMS requires ports 9033 and 10042 to be opened for proper operation.
  • Before performing an SMS upgrade, you must disable High Availability (HA). The process for upgrading an HA cluster is to break down the cluster, upgrade each SMS individually, and then re-establish the cluster.

Depending on your download speed, the update process takes approximately 90 minutes. The following table provides a summary of the process with estimated times

StepTaskManual or AutomaticEstimated TimeLink Status
1Download the packageManualVariesUp
2Install the packageManual5-25 minutesUp
3Reboot. Update the systemAutomatic15-25 minutesDown
4Reboot. Migrate databaseAutomatic10-30 minutesDown
5Migrate Event Data**AutomaticVariesUp
 

SMS TOS Upgrade Path

DeviceCurrent TOSIntermediate TOSFinal TOS
SMS4.1.014.4.0SMS
5.0.1
4.2.01
4.2.11,2
4.3.0
4.4.0
4.5.0
4.6.0
5.0.0
vSMS34.1.014.4.0vSMS
5.0.1
4.2.01
4.3.0
4.4.0
4.5.0
4.6.0
5.0.0
Note 1: End-Of-Life
Note 2: Operating System for SMS G9 Server (HP-DL360-G9, HP-DL380-G9).
Note 3: You must deploy the vSMS Open Virtualization Format (OVF) file using VMware vCenter Server.
Deploying the OVF file directly through ESX/ESXi utilities is not supported.
 
Product Version Compatibility
ProductSMS v5.0.1SMS v5.0SMS v4.6SMS v4.5SMS v4.4SMS v4.3
Support StatusSupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedEOS
DEC/31/2018
EOS
JUN/30/2018
Direct migration to SMS v5.0.1?N/ASupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedNot supported
vTPSTOS v5.0.0
and earlier
TOS v5.0.0
and earlier
TOS v4.2.x
and earlier
TOS v4.2.x
and earlier
TOS v4.0.2
and earlier
Not supported
TPSTOS v5.0.0
and earlier
TOS v5.0.0
and earlier
TOS v4.2.x
and earlier
TOS v4.2.x
and earlier
TOS v4.1.0
and earlier
TOS v4.0.0
IPSTOS v3.9.x
and earlier
TOS v3.9.x
and earlier
TOS v3.9.x
and earlier
TOS v3.9.x
and earlier
TOS v3.8.x
and earlier
TOS v3.8.x
and earlier
NGFWTOS v1.2.3
and earlier
TOS v1.2.3
and earlier
TOS v1.2.3
and earlier
TOS v1.2.3
and earlier
TOS v1.2.3
and earlier
TOS v1.2.0
and earlier
Identity AgentTOS v1.0.0TOS v1.0.0TOS v1.0.0TOS v1.0.0TOS v1.0.0TOS v1.0.0
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